Flow of Indian students to US grows at three-year low of 12.3%

Flow of Indian students to US grows at three-year low of 12.3%

A total of 186,267 Indian students were studying in US universities in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the number had grown by 24.9% and in 2014-15 it had jumped by 29.4%. Photo: New Delhi: Indian students’ flow to the US for higher education rose 12.3% in 2016-17, a three-year low, amid concerns over changes in US immigration policy. According to official data released on Monday, a total of 186,267 Indians were studying in the US universities in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the number had grown by 24.9% and in 2014-15 it had jumped by…

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Decreased Blood Flow in Brain Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

Decreased Blood Flow in Brain Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

PhotoCredit:istock Contrary to previous understanding, the first physiological sign of Alzheimer’s disease is a decrease in blood flow in the brain, say researchers. An increase in amyloid protein was considered to be the first detectable sign of Alzheimer’s. While amyloid certainly plays a role, this study found that changes in blood flow were the earliest known warning sign of Alzheimer’s. Led by Alan Evans from Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, the researchers analysed more than 7,700 brain images from 1,171 people in various stages of Alzheimer’s progression using a variety…

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Lower blood flow first sign of Alzheimer’s

Lower blood flow first sign of Alzheimer’s

Scientists have identified the first physiological sign of Alzheimer’s disease -a decrease in blood flow in the brain -using a powerful tool to better understand the progression of the debilitating disease. Led by Alan Evans, a professor at Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) in Canada, the researchers analysed over 7,700 brain images from 1,171 people in various stages of Alzheimer’s progression, using a variety of techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). Blood and cerebrospinal fluid were also analysed, as as well as the subjects’ level of…

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Microsoft Brings Its Windows Phone Word Flow Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft Brings Its Windows Phone Word Flow Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft a week ago made its Hub Keyboard app available for Apple’s iOS platform. The Redmond tech giant however, continues to keep the rival company in focus as it has announced its Windows Phone Word Flow Keyboard is now available for testers on iOS. Worth mentioning is the fact thatMicrosoft in January had revealed its plans to bring the keyboard to Apple’s mobile platform, but had not detailed a launch date. As spotted by The Verge, a new signup page asking users to “Register to Download Word Flow for iPhone”…

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Greece Seeks To Stem Migrant Flow From Islands To Mainland

Greece Seeks To Stem Migrant Flow From Islands To Mainland

At least 20,000 refugees and migrants have been stranded in Greece after border shutdowns through the Balkans route to central and northern Europe. (AFP Photo) ATHENS:  Greece asked its passenger ferry companies and travel agencies today to cut back on bringing migrants and refugees from frontline islands to the mainland and said its own chartered ships would stay put for a few days. The moves, described by Greece’s shipping minister as temporary, are designed to stem a flow of people mostly fleeing from violence in the Middle East, as border…

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